Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21, NIV

They all wanted a turn. First graders love blindfold games, and this was no exception. Through this game, I wanted them to learn pitch matching and critical listening skills, but they only knew that they were having fun.

The blindfolded child would sing “Yoo Hoo, where are you?” and then listen to a classmate, crouched somewhere in the room singing, “Here I am. Try and find me if you can.” Then the blindfolded child had to listen critically, determine the location of the singing, and find and touch the other child to “win.”

I guess the combination of mystery and challenge in this game appealed the most to these children. They felt the adventure of being blindfolded like this.

As adults, we have times in our lives when we feel blindfolded about what we should do or where we should go. But usually, we don’t feel the excitement of an adventure. Instead, we get frustrated and anxious. But, when we remember that God is never blindfolded and can clearly see the beginning and the ending of all of our trials, we can relax and let Him lead us. If we “tune” our hearts and minds to His Spirit, He will give us clear direction and we will hear His voice.

Oh, Lord! I would like to have a sense of adventure as I watch and wait for You to open up the way before me! Thank You for the fun of walking with You today. Amen.

Copyright Shirley Wilson.

Shirley is a retired member and former board member of Christian Educators.

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